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The Orono Middle School Spartan Singers, directed by Shannon McCauley, sang the national anthem Sunday, December 3, at the Minnesota Timberwolves game. They performed on the court of the newly-renovated Target Center. It is the fifth appearance for the group there, this time impressing 13,172 Wolves fans with its patriotic prowess. The singers also brought… Continue Reading Spartan Singers perform at Target Center

The Orono High School Band will hold its winter concert at 7 p.m. Monday, December 11, in Fenholt Auditorium of Orono High School, 795 Old Crystal Bay Rd. N., Orono. Charles Lazarus ( https://www.charleslazarus.com/ ), trumpet player with the Minnesota Orchestra, will collaborate with the Orono Wind Ensemble as a guest soloist. Also appearing will be the… Continue Reading Winter band concert features special guest

The slate of Orono High School winter athletic coaches was approved by the School Board at its meeting November 27. One of the changes from last year is a “swap” in the boys’ hockey program between Mark Parrish and William Scholz. Parrish, who has served as head coach for the past two years, will be… Continue Reading School Board approves OHS winter coaches

Ever wonder where the school bus is and when it will get to your stop? No more need to guess; download the new Versatrans MyStop app! This free service will launch Monday, December 4, for elementary students and December 11 for middle school and senior high students. The simple, yet informative tool gives parents, guardians… Continue Reading When’s the bus coming? Be app-solutely sure!

Nine teachers employed by Orono Schools have been granted tenure during the 2017-18 school year. This noteworthy accomplishment was celebrated in a ceremony prior to the November 13 School Board meeting. Honored were (alphabetically by school): Orono Schumann Elementary Emily Purnell, second-grade teacher (mentor Betsy Taylor) Becky Schultz, first-grade teacher (mentor Tina Dickinson) Orono Intermediate… Continue Reading Nine teachers earn tenure in the district